National Geographic : 1926 Jun
THROUGH THE DESERTS AND JUNGLES OF AFRICA BY MOTOR 673 HIS FIRST LESSON Niamey boys are born with the longing to join the camel corps. THE BIRDMAN This strange device makes an effective decoy when skillfully used. The man crawls through the long grass so concealed that nothing but the bird head and neck can be seen. By stopping every now and again to look around or to peck at something on the ground, just as a real bird might do, the deception is so successful that the hunter is able to approach birds and small animals close enough to kill them with his stick (see text, page 657).